Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats 2-22-23 NCAA Basketball Odds, Analysis and Bets

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats 2/22/23 – When they meet on Wednesday night, Temple and Cincinnati will be competing for fourth place in American Athletic Conference standings. With a win of 76 to 53 over Tulsa, the Owls ended their four-game losing streak. Cincinnati has now won two of its three previous games and beat UCF last time. They are predicted to win this game. NCAA basketball betting is up as the teams battle for an exciting game.

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: Fifth Third Arena

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds


Moneyline: +285

Spread: +7.5 (-105)

Total: 140.5 over (-10)


Moneyline: -315

Spread: -7.5 (-105)

Total: 140.5 under (-10)

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Analysis

Temple Owls started slow in non-conference play. It lost seven of its first thirteen games. The Owls bounced back to open AAC play and won eight of their first ten games against conference foes. The Owls beat Houston, then defeated UCF and USF in back-to-back overtime games. After that loss, Temple fell to Houston, Memphis, SMU and Wichita State in their next four games. Tulsa was defeated by the Owls in a 76-53 win on Sunday. They covered the 11.5-point spread easily, which was their first win since beating UCF. With three games remaining, the Owls are tied for fourth in the AAC standings with Cincinnati. Memphis is currently third with two games left. The Owls are No.300 in turnover rates, and have had difficulty overcoming turnover problems this season. Temple ranks outside the top 200 for effective field goal percentage (50.1), and No.187 for offensive rebounding percentage. It will face a Cincinnati defense, which is No.59 in effective goal percentage.

Since its 3-3 season-opening, Cincinnati Bearcats has won every game. The Bearcats won seven out of eight games in the next eight, with the only loss coming in their match with Xavier. Through their first 15 AAC matches, they are now 9-6 with five losses in single digits. One of those setbacks was against Temple on New Year’s Day, in a 70-61 final, despite being a favorite by 3.5 points. The Bearcats won four of their six previous games, including a 73–71 win at UCF on Sunday to complete the sweep. With a win Wednesday night, they can hold sole control of fourth place in standings. Cincinnati is a strong offensive team and was ranked No.69 by KenPom in its adjusted efficiency ratings. They have relied on their No.18 national turnover rate for success. They shoot 35.5% from 3-point range, and No.168 from 2-point range. Temple is ranked No.79 in defensive goal percentage.

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Temple’s last 7 games. Temple is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. Temple is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Cincinnati. Temple is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Cincinnati. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games on the road. Temple is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games. Cincinnati are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against Temple. Cincinnati are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games at home. Cincinnati are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Temple.

Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Free Pick

Cincinnati couldn’t get the job done at Temple earlier in the season. However, the best college basketball betting sites expect the Bearcats will get revenge on Wednesday night. Since that loss to the Owls they have been in good form, winning eight of their 13 previous games. They have won three consecutive home games, which is quite impressive.

Free Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats -7.5 (-105)